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But Does it Come With an iPhone?

AT&T, the US telecommunications company, is teaming up with National LambdaRail to connect researchers working in genomic medicine, reports Jennifer Dennard at HealthcareIT News. According to a press release, "AT&T will deliver high bandwidth connectivity to NLR's national network infrastructure," beginning with St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Geeta Nayyar, the chief medical information officer at AT&T ForHealth, tells Dennard that the goal is to connect biomedical institutes across the US so that physicians can better prevent and treat disease, with a particular focus on personalized medicine.

"There is an incredible amount of infrastructure involved in delivering modern healthcare. Though the effort may not seem as buzz-worthy as the flashier WellDoc/Alere/mobile health announcement, I wouldn’t wonder if this high bandwidth connectivity will actually enable more accelerated clinical transformation," Dennard writes.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.